Last day of Severn FM was an 'emotional' one
THE last show to be broadcast on community radio station Severn FM was an "emotional" one according to its presenters.
The station, based in Hardwicke, had been broadcasting online for 18 months.
But on Saturday it closed down because of a funding crisis.
Barry Kirby, one of the Saturday breakfast show presenters, said: "We had a good 15 or 20 people come down to the studio to wish us well.
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"It was an emotional day for us all.
"You put your heart and soul into it so it is personally devastating."
A show earlier in the week on Friday ran on for an extra hour and a local band even turned up at the studios unexpectedly and performed live to pay tribute to the station and its volunteers.
It had cost some £450 per month to run but advertising for local businesses dried up and it was then unable to support itself any longer.